In an effort to blend poise, confidence, and practical skills, the Distinguished Young Women of Bibb County organization has launched a unique program known as the “High Heel Boot Camp.” It is an outreach program for young girls who have completed grades K-6 to get them interested and involved in the program while it also helps equip young girls with the skills, they need to navigate various life scenarios with grace and self-assurance.  It also serves as a fundraiser for DYW scholarships. The boot camp has been met with enthusiasm and participation from young girls eager to participate. Participants learn a short dance routine choreographed by Allie Pridmore and Ashlynn Partridge and perform it onstage during the DYW program. 

Distinguished Young Women (DYW) is a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent in young women and has empowered thousands of high school girls across the United States by providing life-changing experiences and scholarship opportunities. The High Heel Boot Camp is an extension of DYW’s mission to foster confidence and leadership in young girls. 

The High Heel Boot Camp has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants, parents, and community leaders. Parents appreciate the interconnected approach to personal development that combines practical skills with confidence building. 

The High Heel Boot Camp by Distinguished Young Women is a testament to the organization’s commitment to empowering young girls. By combining elegance with practical life skills, the boot camp not only teaches participants how to navigate the world with poise and confidence, but this also sets the initiative to continue inspiring young girls across the nation, helping them to step into their futures with grace and assurance. 

The last date for registration is June 21, 2024. Practice dates are July 7th from 4:00-5:15 p.m.  and July 11th from 5:00-5:30 p.m. The program performance will be on July 13th at 4:00 p.m. The is a small fee and participants will receive a t-shirt to wear for the performance. Anyone interested in participating can contact Ashlynn Partridge at or call 205-928-2233.